Andrew Balding is still in good form so Spectator, who showed a bit of promise in his first campaign, is likely to do better and starts off on a lowly mark. Penny's Boy has been looking very one-paced though the assessor has dropped him a couple pounds in the ratings while Double Czech will be better for his recent run at Lingfield, his first since showing some potential in September. ENCORE ENCORE scored over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last season and will have found 1m3f too far on his reappearance at Kempton so, with that under his belt, he's handed the vote.
Penny's Boy 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Nimble Kimble (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Classic Mission 100-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 7l behind Fracking (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Stan Nineteen (IRE) 10-1 (8-0) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Drive On (8-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Solo Hunter 40-1 (9-2) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 11l behind Cannock Chase (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Encore Encore 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 13l behind Storm Force Ten (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Double Czech (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Nimble Kimble (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Spectator 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Examiner (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Autopilot 14-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 9l behind Nimble Kimble (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lady Kathian (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Soon led, set steady pace, joined 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Bowie Boy (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.